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A TRUSTED PARTNER OF THE NEBRASKA KIDNEY ASSOCIATION
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Not-For-Profit, Community Based dialysis provider serving the communities of Lincoln and Columbus in Nebraska. We are the Dialysis Center of Choice for most Physicians and Patients in the Lincoln area.

A TRUSTED PARTNER OF THE NEBRASKA KIDNEY ASSOCIATION

Overland Trails is passionately committed to helping people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end stage renal disease (ESRD) lead fuller, more active and vibrant lives.

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A TRUSTED PARTNER OF THE NEBRASKA KIDNEY ASSOCIATION

The primary responsibility of DCI is to perceive, initiate and provide comprehensive patient care. Our goal is complete patient rehabilitation.

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A TRUSTED PARTNER OF THE NEBRASKA KIDNEY ASSOCIATION

WoodmenLife is a different kind of life insurance company: we're not-for-profit. We give back by donating time and money to organizations in the Omaha and Council Bluffs and surrounding areas that make a positive difference.

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A TRUSTED PARTNER OF THE NEBRASKA KIDNEY ASSOCIATION

CHAD (Combined Health Agencies Drive) is a local, donor-designation driven organization that has been raising funds for Nebraska’s premier health charities since 1972.

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A TRUSTED PARTNER OF THE NEBRASKA KIDNEY ASSOCIATION

Platte River Radio Inc. is a locally owned, locally managed media company in the Tri-Cities of Nebraska. They operate five radio stations Power 99, The Breeze 94.5, ESPN Tri-Cities 1460/1550, and 1230 KHAS Radio. We are grateful for their continued support!

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A TRUSTED PARTNER OF THE NEBRASKA KIDNEY ASSOCIATION

Not only do we care about each and every customer, but we also want everyone to have peace of mind with the insurance they have, knowing they have the protection they need. That’s why we treat you like family from greeting you with a warm welcome, to answering all your questions with fast and friendly customer service. If you’re looking for an agency that truly treats you like a name and not a number, we are the agency for you.

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YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE — PLEASE SUPPORT THE NEBRASKA KIDNEY ASSOCIATION

http://www.prairiebell.com/donate-today

Nebraskans can help their friends and neighbors suffering from kidney disease or waiting for a life-saving transplant by supporting the Nebraska Kidney Association. That support can take the form of participation in special events, volunteer work, a monetary gift or including the NKA in a planned giving program.

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These are the Faces of Kidney Disease
Meet people like you with lives affected by kidney disease
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Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)
IGA Nephropathy
Nephrotic Syndrome
Lupus Nephritis
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Jeffrey A.
Gisel T.
Isabelle
Vickie T.
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KIDNEY SCREENINGS
UROLOGISTS/NEPHROLOGISTS
HEALTH & EDUCATION
TRANSPLANT INFORMATION
UPCOMING EVENTS
KIDNEY SCREENINGS

Screenings will resume when we receive an all clear on COVID-19.

UROLOGISTS/NEPHROLOGISTS

NEBRASKA NEPHROLOGISTS:

Aaronson, Michael — 7710 Mercy Rd, Omaha NE 68124 402-717-2500

Bashir, Khalid — 3316 Dodge St, Omaha NE 68131 402-341-3141

Bast, Joseph — 8901 W Dodge Rd, Ste #250, Omaha NE 68114 402-354-2070

Bauer, Judd — 8901 W Dodge Rd, Ste #250, Omaha NE 68114 402-354-2070

Bieman, Martin — 8901 W Dodge Rd, Ste #250, Omaha NE 68114 402-354-2070

 

Bodonyi-Kovacs, Gabor — 908 N Howard, Grand Island NE 68803 308-382-1634

 

Carthel, Elizabeth — 7441 O St Ste #304, Lincoln NE 68510 402-484-5600

 

Deshmukh, Sonali — 8901 W Dodge Road, Ste #250, Omaha NE 68114 402-354-2070

 

Duch, John — 74401 O St Ste #304, Lincoln NE 68510 402-484-5600

 

Dunlay, Robert — 3316 Dodge St, Omaha NE 68131 402-341-3141

 

Firoz, Muhammad — 3802 Raynor Pkwy, Bellevue NE 68123 402-280-2010

 

Florescu, Marius — 989500 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha NE 68198 402-559-4015

 

Frock, James — 7710 Mercy Road Str #500, Omaha NE 68124 402-343-8650

 

Gage, Lindsay — 8901 W Dodge St Ste #250, Omaha NE 68114 402-354-2070

 

Ghani, Nasimul — 307 N 46th St, Lincoln NE 68503 402-466-8259

 

Glather, Matthew — 7441 O St Ste #304, Lincoln NE 68510 402-484-5600

 

Goldner, David — 8901 W Dodge Rd Ste #250, Omaha NE 68114 402-354-2070

 

Habash, Ramez — 715 N Kansas Ave Ste #202, Lincoln NE 68901 402-460-5567

 

Hafner, Gerard — 74401 O St Ste #304, Lincoln NE 68510 402-484-5600

 

Islam, Imitaz — 3219 Central Ave Ste #200, Kearney NE 68847 308-865-2370

 

Knight, Thomas — 8901 W Dodge Road Ste #250, Omaha NE 68114 403-346-2070

 

Lechnowsky, Heather — 8901 W Dodge Road Ste #250, Omaha NE 68114 403-346-2070

 

Lovell, Helen — 982169 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha NE 68198 402-559-7340

 

Lund, Bryce — 310 E Military, Fremont NE 68025 402-559-7340

 

Lund, Richard — 8901 W Dodge Road Ste #250, Omaha NE 68114 402-346-2070

 

Marple, Jeffrey — 74401 O St Ste #304, Lincoln NE 68510 402-484-5600

 

Passer, Jeffrey — 10170 Nicholas St, Omaha NE 68114 402-391-3800

 

Plumb, Troy — 989500 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha NE 68918 402-595-4015

 

Poole, Brain — 8901 W Dodge Road Ste #250, Omaha NE 68114 402-346-2070

 

Rao, Vinaya — 983040 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha NE 68918 402-559-4015

 

Son, Tran — 7441 O St Ste #304, Lincoln NE 68510 402-484-5600

 

Spry, Leslie — 7441 O St Ste #304, Lincoln NE 68501 402-484-5600

 

Warrier, Rugmini — 7441 O St Ste #304, Lincoln NE 68510 402-484-5600

 

Weitzmann, Jonathan — 110 N 29th Ste #303, Norfolk NE 68701 402-884-8131

HEALTH & EDUCATION

KIDNEY HEALTH & EDUCATION PROGRAM

The Kidney Health & Education Program (KHEP) is designed to give elementary school students a better understanding of kidney disease and its treatments and to increase awareness of the importance of organ donation and transplantation.

 

How the KHEP Program Works

Community volunteers conduct the Kidney Heath and Education program with minimal teacher prep time required. Teachers are asked to familiarize their students with the vocabulary that will be used in the presentation and administer a brief pre-test.

• Provided FREE OF CHARGE, designed for allotted class time
• Materials and handouts are provided by the Nebraska Kidney Association 


Program Synopsis:

This Kidney Health and Education program is designed for an interactive 30 to 60 minute class period. A volunteer medical professional and a kidney recipient or dialysis patient will present the program to the class.


Class Participation 
In the classroom, presenters will ask students to volunteer to be part of the presentation. The student representing the kidney patient needs a kidney from one of several potential donors. The potential kidney donors wear vests with removable kidneys attached.


Educational Materials Provided 
Flash cards indicating the donor's age, blood type, and willingness vs. ability to donate kidneys are also provided. Using a prepared script that leads the students through kidney function to kidney failure and its treatments, Nebraska Kidney Association representatives will help the class select the best donor.


Outcome Based Education 
Throughout the presentation, students learn why organ donation is important and the crucial need to maintain good health throughout their lives. 

 

More Information

Call Lisa Sinsel at Nebraska Kidney Association to set up a Kidney Health & Education program at your elementary school.

(308) 830-2121

(402) 932-7200 

(800) 642-1255

E-mail: nebraskakidneyassociation@gmail.com

 

 

TRANSPLANT INFORMATION

Kidney transplantation surgically places a healthy kidney from another person into your body. The donated kidney does enough of the work that your two failed kidneys use to do to keep you healthy and symptom free. A surgeon places the new kidney inside your lower abdomen and connects the artery and vein of the new kidney to your artery and vein. Your blood will flow through the donated kidney which makes urine just like your old kidneys did. Unless your old kidneys are causing infection or creating other problems, they are left in place. 

Transplantation is not for everyone. You could have a condition that would make transplantation dangerous or unlikely to succeed. If you are a candidate for kidney transplantation, you may receive a kidney from a deceased or from a living donor. A living donor may be related or unrelated. The wait for a kidney from a deceased donor could be several years. 

A key concern in the transplant process is whether your body will accept the new kidney. Your transplant team uses a number of factors to match kidneys with potential recipients. Transplantation is the closest thing to a cure. But no matter how good the match, your body may reject your new kidney. One cause of rejection is not taking medication as prescribed. Your doctor will give you medicines called immunosuppressants to help prevent your body's immune system from attacking the new kidney. You will need to take these drugs for as long as the transplanted kidney is functioning. Sometimes, however, even with immunosuppressant medicines, your body may reject the new kidney. If this happens, you will probably return to dialysis and perhaps wait for another transplant.

If you would like to be an organ donor, you can sign up online at www.nedonation.org.

UPCOMING EVENTS

NEBRASKA SHARE A SPARE COLOR RUN
Aurora, Gretna, Kearney, North Platte

Times are strange right now, there is so much uncertainty around everything due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We've all heard how to protect yourself from the Corona Virus but the only tried and true way is to stay away from the threat. Therefore, the Board of Directors of the Nebraska Kidney Association agrees the health and safety of our diverse group of attendees is our biggest concern. Canceling our annual event is out of the question, now more than ever patient assistance funds are needed. Maybe,  you are not aware that part of the income from NKA events goes towards assistance to patients needing fuel or a ride to dialysis, utility assistance and groceries, just to list a few. Fortunately, we have been able to provide many patients with this type of assistance in the past 6 months, as we are receiving requests now more than ever.

In the wake of COVID-19 we have made the difficult decision to transform our Share A Spare Color Run into a "Virtual event", throughout the month of September.

Want to join in supporting a good cause? Help in raising money for the Nebraska Kidney Association, stay healthy and have a BLAST, by registering for the Share a Spare Color Run.  Registrations can be found at www.shareasparecolorrun.com.  Upon registration you will be contacted on how your t-shirt, color packet and sunglasses will be delivered to you.  We will have two registration deadlines in order for you to receive your t-shirt and complete your challenge by September 30th.  The deadlines will be September 5 and September 15.  If you register after those deadlines, you will still get a t-shirt but we cannot guarantee it will be in your hands by September 30th to complete the Prize Challenges listed below.  Once you receive the run package we would like you to take pictures and videos to post them on the Share a Spare Color Run Facebook Page.

Prizes will be given for the Most Colorful Runner, Most Colorful Team, Most Creative Outfit and Most Creative use of Color.

The mission of the Nebraska Kidney Association is to improve the lives of all Nebraskans through advocacy, education, early disease detection and patient services.

#nebraskakidneyassociation


NEW WEST ALL STAR CLASSIC
Cancelled until 2021
Basketball and Volleyball teams from across greater Nebraska participate in tournaments throughout a two-day period. 
For more information on the 2019 event, please contact Lisa Sinsel at lisa@kidneyne.org or at 308-830-212


AUGIE NELSON MEMORIAL GOLF EVENT

Cancelled Due to Covid
Registration at 9:00
Shotgun 10:00
For more information on the 2019 event, please contact Lisa Sinsel at lisa@kidneyne.org or at 308-830-2121

 

 

 

 


Patient Programs
We have services and programs to help you make the necessary adjustments to life on dialysis or as a transplant recipient.
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Kidney Mentor Program
KEDS is a screening consisting of valuable tests
for the early detection of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
risk factors. NKA offers this free service several
times throughout the year.
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The NKA mentor program matches mentors with mentees one on one. Interested mentees are matched with a mentor who has experienced a similar situation with kidney disease.

KEDS
Kidney Early Detection Screening
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MISSION: To Provide resources that ensure Nebraskans with kidney disease continue living the Good Life.
We do this through advocacy, education, early disease detection and patient services.

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